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Yanks get the sweep
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Yankees 2, Athletics 1
Jason Giambi is congratulated after swatting his 20th homer of the season. (Seth Wenig/AP)
Andy Pettitte retired the first seven batters en route to a dominating performance in which he matched his season high for strikeouts, with nine. Jason Giambi homered to break a 1-1 tie, lifting the Yanks to a sweep of the A's.
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Series at a glance:
OAK
Oakland (51-47)
Lost 5
NY Yankees 2, Oakland 1   NYY
NY Yankees (53-45)
Won 3
July 20, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 5 1
NY Yankees
0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 X   2 7 0
Standings thru 7/20/08  |  Recap: OAK | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Yankees stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellis, 2B3010010.236
Sweeney, R, RF4021012.307
Crosby, SS4000012.255
  1-Davis, PR0000000.205
Brown, E, DH3000000.252
Murton, LF3000010.217
Gonzalez, C, CF3000000.266
Bowen, C2000020.196
  a-Cust, PH1000010.226
  Suzuki, C0000000.284
Murphy, 3B3010010.188
Hannahan, 1B3110011.225
Totals29151095 

a-Struck out for Bowen in the 8th.
1-Ran for Crosby in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Hannahan (19, Pettitte).
TB: Ellis; Sweeney, R 2; Murphy; Hannahan 2.
RBI: Sweeney, R (34).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sweeney, R.
S: Ellis.
GIDP: Crosby.
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING
CS: Davis (5, 2nd base by Rivera/Molina).

FIELDING
E: Hannahan (9, missed catch).
Outfield assists: Sweeney, R (Rodriguez, A at home).
DP: 2 (Murphy-Ellis-Hannahan 2).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jeter, SS4110000.282
Abreu, RF4010010.272
Rodriguez, A, 3B3011000.313
Giambi, DH2121200.257
Cano, 2B4020014.258
Betemit, 1B3000021.246
  Sexson, 1B0000000.219
Cabrera, CF2000101.245
Molina, C3000001.215
Gardner, LF3000000.163
Totals28272347 

BATTING
2B: Jeter (19, Duchscherer).
HR: Giambi (20, 6th inning off Duchscherer, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Jeter 2; Abreu; Rodriguez, A; Giambi 5; Cano 2.
RBI: Rodriguez, A (56), Giambi (56).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano.
SF: Rodriguez, A.
GIDP: Molina; Cano.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Jeter-Cano-Betemit).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Duchscherer (L, 10-6)7.06223411.87
Embree 1.01000004.34
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Pettitte (W, 11-7)8.04110903.86
Rivera (S, 24)1.01000001.22

IBB: Giambi (by Duchscherer).
Pitches-strikes: Duchscherer 109-66, Embree 10-7, Pettitte 114-77, Rivera 11-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Duchscherer 6-10, Embree 2-1, Pettitte 9-6, Rivera 1-1.
Batters faced: Duchscherer 28, Embree 4, Pettitte 27, Rivera 3.
Umpires: HP: Mike Estabrook. 1B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 2B: Mike Winters. 3B: James Hoye.
Weather: 92 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 17 mph, L to R.
T: 2:26.
Att: 54,366.
July 20, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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